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- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 87.00
Spanning the history of the federal system of government of the United States, The Legislative Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics looks at the evolution of the U.S. Congress over the past 225+ years, then describes its current structure, responsibilities, and daily operations. Readers will learn how congressional powers... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00
This book offers insights on how the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution were influenced by classical political theory and ancient history. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
The story of the United States Senate is more than the description of the powers assigned to the upper house of Congress. This work shows how these powers are considerable, including the making of laws to govern the United States in partnership with the House of Representatives. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Think the House of Representatives is just a boring government body? Think again. This book offers historical proof that the House is anything but dull. It helps students learn how over the years, the House has been a center stage for controversy, scandals, and tremendous legislative victories. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 48.30
CQ Presss Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2002 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...
- SAGE India 2007; US$ 35.95
This book argues that communication an exchange of symbols is the essence of society and that this exchange is the foundation on which the human collective is based. It explores how the collective sense of the self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The various essays highlight the links... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95
The U.S. House of Representatives has been frozen at 435 members for almost a century, and in that time the nation?s population has grown by more than 200 percent. With the number of citizens represented by each House member now dramatically larger, is a major consequence of this historical disparity a diminished quality of representation? Brian... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00
In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn?t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity?the side... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00
The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...